Legal Assistants | Litco Law

Jessica Cook

Manager, Legal Services

Jessica was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. She is a graduate of The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in the Legal Assistant program. She enjoys travelling as much as she can. She also plays soccer, dodgeball, and softball on her spare time. Jessica embraces our core value empathy because she never lets anyone leave without feeling good about themselves and builds genuine connections with coworkers and clients on a deeper level.

Phone: 587-349-9442
Email: [email protected]

Laura Smeall

Legal Assistant Coach - Personal Injury

Laura is a graduate from SAIT’s Legal Assistant program and has a bachelor’s degree in Justice Studies from Royal Roads University. She joined Litco Law’s intake department in 2017 but quickly moved into a Legal Assistant role. She loves to stay active and travel whenever the opportunity arises. Laura embodies the core value of empathy by showing patience and compassion for all clients to ensure they are supported and looked after during difficult times.

Phone: 587-393-0438
Email: [email protected]

Kelsey Junor

Legal Assistant

Kelsey graduated from the University of Calgary in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and a Minor in Law & Society. She started with Litco Law in 2016 with the Admin department, but made a quick transition into the Legal Assistant Department one year later. Since starting her new role, Kelsey has been continuing her education with the SAIT Legal Assistant Program part time. She loves to travel and stay active with outdoor activities in the summer and the winter. Kelsey really lives our core value of Ask Why by always bringing new ideas to her team. She is always finding ways to improve our processes to be more efficient in order to better serve our clients.

Phone: 587-349-9437
Email: [email protected]

Adina Bella

Legal Assistant

Adina began her legal assistant career in 2004 working in criminal, civil litigation, and family law. She joined our personal injury law firm in 2011. Adina loves the legal aspect of her work as much as she enjoys helping our clients. Her focus is on empathy not only for her clients but for her teammates as well. Her activities outside of work include reading, working out, camping, traveling, skiing and spending time with her family.

Phone: 403-569-6429
Email: [email protected]

Kasandra Krywy

Legal Assistant

Kasandra was born in Edmonton, Alberta, and was raised in the small town of Sturgis, Saskatchewan. She attended the University of Saskatchewan, and later, the Saskatoon Business College, where she completed her diploma in Legal Administration. Kasandra went on to join the law firm Balfour Moss, which later became Miller Thomson, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. During her 6 years with the firm, she fulfilled various assistant roles within Litigation, Family Law and later, moved into her role as a Real Estate Paralegal. Kasandra enjoys traveling, learning new recipes and having themed dinner nights with her friends, reading, fitness, and going fishing. Kasandra lives our core value Ask Why - She looks for ways to improve processes and increase efficiency for her work and her teammates work.

Phone:587-393-0939
Email: [email protected]

Erin Proud

Legal Assistant

Please note that Erin is currently on maternity leave. During this time, please contact the main line at 403-273-8580 to be directed to the team member that can best assist you.

Erin was raised in Victoria, British Columbia and now resides in Calgary with her husband and young son. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Calgary in 2011 and her Legal Assistant Diploma (honors) from The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in 2014. When not in the office, Erin enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and friends. Erin lives our core value of Own It by keeping track of the limitations and deadlines and ensuring that they are all met.

Phone: 587-393-6120
Email: [email protected]

Beatriz Lindo

Legal Assistant

Beatriz was born and raised in a small island in Portugal, Sao Miguel. She is a graduate of Bow Valley College in the Legal Assistant program. She plays music on the AFPC marching band, enjoys trying different food and is a passionate soccer fan. Beatriz embraces our core values of Ask Why and Own It- always asking the right questions to improve the process and willing to take any task or challenges to help the team.

Phone: 587-392-5194
Email: [email protected]

Chala Frank

Legal Assistant

Chala joins Litco Law with 16 years experience as a Legal Assistant with knowledge in Family Law, Personal Injury and Legal Administration. Chala is looking forward to returning her focus back to directly assisting clients on their personal injury files. In her spare time Chala likes to “craft through the chaos of life” by sharing her crafts and card creations through her blog and in her video tutorials. She is also proud to be a creative Design Team Member for a Canadian online craft company. Chala lives the core values of Kindness and Empathy by going the extra mile for our clients and by continuing to use her prior Special Education/Teaching Assistant Diploma to volunteer in her community.

Phone: 587-349-9429
Email: [email protected]

Debbie Pennie

Legal Assistant

Debbie was born in Comox, British Columbia, but has lived in Calgary since she was 7 years old. She has over 30 years experience as a legal assistant/paralegal working in various areas of law including Real Estate, Family Law, Wills and Estates, Civil Litigation and Corporate Law. In her spare time Debbie likes to read, spend time with her family and friends and go camping. Debbie embraces our core value Kindness as she cares about clients and coworkers as she is always willing to help them out in way that they need.

Phone: 587-392-9284
Email: [email protected]

Arsaima Sultan

Legal Assistant

Arsaima was born in Winnipeg and moved to Calgary when she was two. She is a graduate of the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society minoring in Sociology, and also fluent in French. Arsaima spends her free time volunteering on the governance and board committee at Action Dignity. Otherwise, you can catch her listening to music or relaxing with a good book. Arsaima is a champion of our core value of Empathy – she is able to help our clients by understanding what it is they are going through

Phone: 587-390-0119
Email: [email protected]

Joley Sonmor

Legal Assistant

Joley was born in Swan River, Manitoba, and was raised in Okotoks, Alberta. She became a legal assistant in 2012, and joined Litco Law in December 2020. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and dogs, as well as spending time outdoors, and staying active. Joley embraces our core value of Empathy by always ensuring her teammates and clients are looked after, and supported.

Phone: 587-430-1814
Email: [email protected]

Christina Vanderkuil

Legal Assistant

Christina is a graduate from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Legal Assistant Program. She enjoys going for hikes in the mountains and when she’s not in the mountains you can find her spending time with her fiancé, cat, and bunny. Christina embraces our core value of Kindness by creating a positive experience for all clients and ensuring they leave feeling confident.

Phone: 403-365-4290
Email: [email protected]

Madison Poirier

Legal Assistant

Madison was born and raised in Nova Scotia and moved to Calgary after graduating high school in 2016. She is currently enrolled in the Legal Assistant Diploma at Bow Valley College. Madison embraces our core value of Own It by being committed to getting things done for our clients and delivering incredible client service.

Phone: 587-393-0437
Email: [email protected]

Kendra Campbell

Legal Assistant

Kendra joined the Litwiniuk team in October 2019 as part of the Intake department. She was born and raised in Calgary, AB and has previous experience in the fitness and oil & gas industry. Kendra also has a passion for event planning and has been involved in planning multiple large corporate events. In her spare time she likes to attend barre and HIIT classes, travel, and take part in various outdoor activities. Kendra embraces our core value Kindness by treating our clients and team members with kindheartedness, consideration and always trying her best to brighten their day.

Phone: 587-349-9439
Email: [email protected]

Erinn Parson

Legal Assistant

Originally from Vancouver, Erinn moved to Calgary and started with Litco Law in 2016. The majority of her career as a legal assistant has been spent working with personal injury matters. When not in the office, Erinn is kept busy by her two young boys and German shepherd dog. She embraces the core value of Kindness both inside and outside of the office by listening to others and doing her best to ensure they are happy.

Phone: 587-392-5384
Email: [email protected]

Julia Clay

Legal Assistant

Julia was born and raised in Calgary, and prior to completing the Legal Assistant program at SAIT in 2020 she attended Bishop’s University in beautiful Sherbrooke, Quebec where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. Julia loves everything outdoors and can often be found hiking or backcountry camping whenever and wherever she can. Indoor activities she enjoys include reading, jigsaw puzzles and turf soccer. Julia embraces our core value Own It by always following through and giving 100 percent.

Phone: 587-441-3776
Email: [email protected]

Kathleen Buskell

Legal Assistant

Kathleen was born and raised in Winnipeg. She continued her education at the University of Manitoba and graduated from The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in the Legal Assistant program in 2016. When she is not in office, she is busy with her husband and 2 young kids. In her spare time she enjoys going to Barre, Lagree, and loves to cook and bake. She embraces Ask Why – always improving processes, further educating herself and sharing information with her team members.

Phone: 587-391-2130
Email: [email protected]

Anicia Spanache

Legal Assistant (Edmonton)

Anicia was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. She graduated from the Grant MacEwan University Legal Assistant program. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, travelling, baking and going on walks. Anicia embraces our core value kindness by ensuring everyone around her is happy and is always willing to go the extra mile to assist clients and teammates.

Phone: 587-393-4998
Email: [email protected]

Danielle Howrish

Legal Assistant (Edmonton)

Danielle was born and raised in Edmonton. She became a Legal Assistant in 2019 and has previous experience in Estate Planning and Commercial Law. She enjoys travelling as much as possible, and her activities outside of work include softball, snowboarding, and spending time with her dogs. Danielle embraces Litco Law’s core value of Ask Why to further educate herself and increase effectiveness in the workplace.

Phone: 587-430-4319
Email: [email protected]

Tanya Bohnec

Legal Assistant (Lethbridge)

Tanya was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, and has lived in and around Lethbridge for most of her life. She has been a Legal Assistant for just over 24 years, working in various areas of law, including Family, Real Estate, Wills, Estates, and Civil Litigation. She enjoys spending her free time with friends, family, and her two cats, travelling as often as possible, and camping. Tanya embraces the core value of empathy by listening and understanding our clients' circumstances and going the extra mile to help them through the legal process.

Phone: 587-392-9278
Email: [email protected]

Mattea Thompson

Legal Assistant (Red Deer)

Mattea graduated from the Legal Assistant Program in 2017 on the President’s Honour Roll. During her five years of experience as a legal assistant, she has worked in the areas of Civil Litigation, Family, Real Estate, Personal Injury, and Estate Planning. She likes to spend her time outside work with her significant other, Scott, and their cat Obby, reading, working out, playing video games, and going boating. Mattea lives our core value Kindness by actively listening, offering support, and ensuring everyone around her feels valued.

Phone: 587-441-3890
Email: [email protected]

Keltie Johnson

Real Estate Administrator

Keltie was born and raised in Burlington, Ontario. She graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a General Arts Degree and then went on to graduate from Fanshawe College in the Marketing Management program. She loves to travel, experience new restaurants and experiences in Calgary, and has recently joined a Pilates studio! Keltie embraces our core value of empathy by seeing the good in every person she meets.

Phone: 587-441-3949
Email: [email protected]